RACERS FROM FIVESTATES TO INVADE THUNDER HILL
When the management of Thunder Hill Speedway scheduled the“Fool’s Day Meltdown,” there were things they expected, andthings they didn’t expect. This weekend’s predicted 70- and80-degree temperatures, for instance, were not expected. “I’mwondering why we called it the ‘Meltdown’ now,” promoter MikeConkwright laughed. “There’s been nothing up here to melt forquite a while.”
While the weather will be warm, the racing is pretty sure tobe hot. Thus far, entries have been received from top IMCA racers from fivedifferent states – Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. Thoseracers will be competing for National, Regional, and State IMCA points; thetrack point season is still set to begin April 28.
What’s drawing all those racers is one of the biggestpurses to be offered at Thunder Hill this year. The IMCA Modifieds will battlefor $2,000 to win in Sunday’s feature event, while both IMCA NorthernSportMods and IMCA Stock Cars will race for $750 on top. The IMCA Hobby Stockswill race for $400 to win, and the newest division at Thunder Hill, the IMCASport Compacts, will compete for $150 to win.
The race will be run on a format consisting of heats andqualifiers on Saturday, and last chance races and “A” features onSunday. Gates open at Noon each day with the driver’s meeting at 2 PM. Hot laps will be at 2:30, with racing to follow. Pit passes will be $30 perday or $50 for both days; general admission will be $10 for adults on Saturdayand $15 on Sunday; kids 6-12 will be $5 each day.
Full purse breakdowns and entry forms can be found at www.Racethunderhillspeedway.com/uploads/foolsdaymeltdown.pdf.
More information on this event, and on the entire 2012season, can be found at www.racethunderhillspeedway.com.
Thunder Hill Speedway is located at 11995 W 142ndRoad, Mayetta, KS. Exit US-75 at 142nd and go West two miles.